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Lodge on the Desert

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#23 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
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May 7 May 8
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London, UK
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This pueblo-style hotel complex is charming and restful. Our room was spacious, cool and quiet, with high ceilings and clean-lined stylish southwest furnishings. The king bed was very comfortable and the bathroom also great, both spacious and comfortable. Due to the layout of the complex, the rooms felt very private. You do need to drive if you want to visit...

1Thank northwindblew
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Rooms that have that chemical smell are really off putting. Not here it was just great. We were so pleased to find this tranquil spot. The room was large by most current standards, it was well appointed and had understated and soothing decor. The no smoking room really was no smoking. The bathroom was very large and exceptionally clean, thank...

1Thank jemada1
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This little gem is located right smack dab in the middle of the all the hustle and bustle of Tucson. From first approach, I was getting nervous. My flight arrived during rush hour and by the time I reached the intersection that this hotel is located on, I started to panic. There was so much congestion! The traffic! The noise!...

1Thank Laura L
Paris - France
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We staid there one night during our summer trip in the US. We felt pampered here. The welcome was professional, and we loved our room. It was huge, and the bed was huge as well, and ultra comfortable. We had some rest in the afternoon in the room, as we had bad luck for the weather. It rained, otherwise we...

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Jackson, New Hampshire
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Lodge on the Desert itself is beautiful,well maintained,perfect location,and even though it's in town,it is quiet has lots of southwest charm. The food was superb and very fresh. The wine selection,the ambiance and the service were all incredible. Accolades to the Chef,he lives up to his reputation.

1Thank PBurns66
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 26 May 2014

If you are looking for a new flashy hipster mega hotel look elsewhere. If you want a great low key-chill by the pool hotel with wonderful old school (AZ style) cool factor, this is your place. AWESOME happy hour.

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1Thank DrLD
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is the third time I've stayed at Lodge on the Desert, and I've been just as happy each time. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the buildings are well designed, and the grounds are absolutely beautiful, green lawns and many citrus trees. They have a small pool and hot tub near the lobby, and a very nice restaurant...

Thank Apljavaman
West Virginia
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We had a wonderful stay. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a large tiled bathroom. The room was tastefully decorated. Beds are comfortable and we appreciated the mini frig. The grounds are lovely. The hotel staff were all friendly, helpful and professional. We ended up relaxing in the hotel bar for happy hour every evening. The food is excellent....

1Thank BLMWestVirginia
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We had planned an intimate anniversary lunch for fifteen guests. The food was superb and very fresh! Accolades to the chef because he lives up to his reputation!! Everyone enjoyed his/her meal. The individual dessert choices were delightful pieces of art made from real cream, butter, etc. and soooo delicious! The staff did an excellent job-- courteously attentive while staying...

2Thank Ginny D
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 20 May 2014

In town for UofA Law College Graduation and this lovely place was just perfect. Great rooms, pet friendly, perfect location, and even though its in town, it is quiet has lots of southwest charm. We had a large group dine at the restaurant and had a wonderful dinner.

Thank kmoyer17

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Lodge on the Desert
Lodge on the Desert
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lodge on the Desert is a Tucson classic and guests experience the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with the modern southwest charm that has evolved throughout the Lodge's storied 80 years. This 100-room boutique hotel is situated on five acres in mid-town Tucson, AZ and appeals to leisure and business travelers alike. Plus with event spaces for up to 175 guests, Lodge on the Desert is popular for small to mid-size meetings and intimate social gatherings. An Arizona landmark and Tucson tradition renowned for its intimate residential setting and genial hospitality, here guests discover pathways meandering among regal palms, native cacti and manicured lawns wrapped in ribbons of seasonal flowers. Charming hacienda-style accommodations afford guests a sanctuary in which to retreat and relax. It is truly Tucson's urban oasis. And considered by many to be the Old Pueblo's mid-town masterpiece. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Price Range: $171 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lodge on the Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Lodge On The Desert Hotel Tucson
Hotel On The Desert
On The Desert Tucson
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tucson
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#14 Family Hotel in Tucson
#24 Business Hotel in Tucson
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“Upstairs rooms are just that "up stairs", there are no elevators.”
Apljavaman, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“no mixed drinks, big bucks”
476timr, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask about level of remodeling in your particular room.”
Pltidwell, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only two rooms overlook the pool area”
PatA207, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“my room was on ground with nice patio with hedge between the patio and pool area”
duanew72, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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